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My sony vaio Fe550G (XP) turns on and starts ok, but screen appears to bright. Icons difficult to read/see. I've used system restore disks to see if virus. Didn't work. System restored...but same problem occurs. Thanks much.

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  • ryan1emily May 29, 2009

    Hi Gyan, thanks for the response. I've tried in safe mode and problem persists. Screen is becoming more and more bright (white). Do I have to get a new PC?

  • Gyanendra Kumar May 11, 2010

    hi,
    Please check the following
    1.See whether sony logo is clear.
    2.if it is clear then enter in safe mode and check u are able to see the icons clearly or not?
    If not then this is either the display or display cable issue.
    If yes then reinstall the graphics driver or OS.

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Hi,
there is nothing like that,might be the issue is with the display cable only and if it is then it is not very costly but if screen gone bad then it is better to go for new on so please get it checked by a nearby expert.
Thank You.

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • Gyanendra Kumar May 29, 2009

    hi,
    and you did not mention that what is shown on sony logo either you check with bios if the display is same then above is applicable.If the display is OK in BIOS then there is issue with OS.


  • Gyanendra Kumar May 29, 2009

    thank You for the rating.

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